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Lenten Mission

Julie Hoy Concert

VBS

Presentation Topics
God, the Father of Mercies
Eucharist—Food for the Journey
Grace & Forgiveness
Our Heavenly Mother
And More!

Morning Presentation
9:00am (after 8:15 am Mass)
Confessions: During and after morning presentations

Evening Sessions
Confessions/Adoration: 6:00pm
Mission Presentation: 7:00pm
Confessions: During and after evening presentations

Parish Office Hours

Sunday: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM-9:00 PM (Closed from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM)
Saturday: Closed

Corpus Christi

2015 CENSUS

Participate Now!

Liturgical Ministry Training

from Fr. Chad King on February 1, 2015

Last week we had a couple trainings for the current lectors, as well as a training for new lectors. I just wanted to communicate to you why the small changes are being made.

In the Listening Sessions that I had when I just started (hard to believe it has been six months already), a suggestion was made a couple of times to have the priest give the announcements toward the end of Mass. I thought that was a good idea, since there are usually several announcements that I would like to emphasize and now I won't have to echo or personally encourage something a second time after the Commentator has read the announcements.

Therefore, because of the lesser role of the commentator, as well as allowing both people to do what they are commissioned to do—that is to proclaim the word of God at Mass; I thought both scheduled people would Lector on Sundays and both would share the Commentating duties.

I know it doesn't matter much to the average person who comes to Mass, but I at least wanted you to know why the small changes have been made.

I greatly appreciate each family filling out the Census card either at Mass or online; we are still in the process of compiling them. So if you have not filled it out yet, please do so. I have not read all of the comments made regarding each Mass yet, however, of the ones I have read, many have said that they would like to have the opportunity to receive both the Body of Christ as well as the Precious Blood at every Mass.

I have no problem in providing the opportunity to receive the Precious Blood also, but I would like to perhaps educate you on some things: first of all, the Church teaches that when one receives the Body of Christ at Mass, he/she is receiving both the Body and the Blood of Christ (as they can't be separated). Therefore, the opportunity to receive from the Chalice is only a fuller sign of Holy Communion, and if one receives from the Chalice also then he/she is not receiving any more of Jesus. So it is just a fuller sign, but the reality is the same. Similarly, one receives the fullness of Christ, not any less, if one receives just a little particle of the Body of Christ. So the reception of the size of Host or Precious Blood does not give any more of Jesus. Secondly, the offering of both species on Sundays was only granted by the Vatican to the United States, but for the rest of the universal Church it is standard to only offer the Body of Christ on normal Sundays.

At Corpus Christi, right now the Precious Blood is only offered at some of the 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM Masses, depending on if there are enough EM's. Therefore, we will be able to offer the Precious Blood at each Mass if we have enough Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at each Mass—we need as many as 15 EMs at each Mass to offer both species. Therefore, we need more people to be trained as EMs. If you would like to be trained as an EM, there are two up-coming trainings: Monday Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 14. You can choose whichever you prefer, you do not need to come to both. On Monday the 9th, the training for new ministers will be from 6:00 PM -8:30 PM and current EM's will come from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM. On Saturday, the 14th, the training for new ministers will be from 9:30 AM-Noon and current EM's will come from 10:30 AM-Noon.

Coffee Break Women's Ministry NEW Study Series

The feminine person will be studied in conjunction with Church teaching and Sacred Scripture specific to the dignity and value of womanhood. The Blessed Virgin Mary is our exemplar and model.

16 week study on Wednesdays, 9:15-11:30am in Rooms 7,8,9
FREE childcare is provided.
Fee: $35.00; includes book & study guide

Please RSVP to the Catholic Education Office at 480-893-1160 or email cccc-ce@qwestoffice.net.

[ Coffee Break Women's Ministry ]

Grief Support

Corpus Christi offers a grief support program run by Deacon Phil & Sue Simeone. The program is open to everyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Expressing experienced grief helps to heal oneself in a positive way. Give yourself permission to grieve. God gave us tears; the tears to help us heal. We are pleased to be able to offer two more sessions, which will each meet for four weeks in the Parish Office Library:

Mondays:
Group 1
: Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16
Group 2
: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30
6:30-8:00pm

The support we give is never more than the support we receive. You are welcome to come to any one or all of the sessions. Contact the Church Office and leave your name and phone number to sign-up for the session you would like to attend.

[ Grief Support ]

Help Wanted: VBS Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers for Vacation Bible School, which takes place the week of Jun 8-12. The class sizes are limited, but if you are willing to help out, we can guarantee a spot for your child. We need help in the following classrooms listed below (both lead and assistant teachers). You do not have to have a teaching background. We provide you with a book & materials which guide you through each day–and we are always happy to help answer questions. We also are in need of two volunteers to head up the music part of VBS. The songs with their motions are provided to you on a CD. This is a great opportunity to get together with some friends and have a great time! Thank you so much for helping us out!

Kindergarten – 2 lead teachers & 2 assistants
1st Grade – 2 leads & 2 assistants
2nd Grade– 2 leads & 2 assistants
3rd Grade– 2 leads & 2 assistants
4th Grade – 2 leads & 2 assistants
5th Grade – 1 lead & 1 assistant
Music – 2 adults (will be working with teen dancers)
6th Grade Service Leader – Service projects are already planned. The leader will be organizing rides.

***Teens—this is a great way to earn your service for school. All teens can either work in either a classroom with an adult leader or helping with crafts or in the nursery.

Also VBS ART WEEK
Tue, Jun 2-Thu, Jun 4, 10:00am-2:00pm
Must be in Jr. High or High School to help out. More information forthcoming!

Call the Catholic Education Office or Denise Halloran at 480-893-1160.

[ VBS ]

Catholicism DVD Series: Priest, Prophet and King

Jan 29, 2015

We will be showing six 20 minute DVD presentations entitled Priest, Prophet, and King. This series reveals how Jesus Christ is the highest and greatest Priest, Prophet, and King, and how we, through our baptism, are to share in those responsibilities. Mark your calendars now to plan for these great events. Ideally, you will be able to make each of the dates, but if not, please come to whichever ones you can.

Thu, Jan 29 - Episode 3 and 4
Thu, Feb 5 - Episode 5
Thu, Feb 12 - Episode 6

[ Faith Formation ]

Join the Knights and watch the Big Game

Feb 1, 2015 (3:00p)

If you do not have any plans for the Big Game on Sun, Feb 1, come join the Knights up in Rooms 5 & 6 at 3:00pm to enjoy the game! Bring along a dish to share. Wear your Red, White & Blue or your Navy & Green to support your favorite team! Drinks will be provided!

[ Knights of Columbus ]

The Cinderella Affair 2015

Feb 1, 2015 to Feb 28, 2015

The Cinderella Affair is here to make attending prom affordable for all Phoenix-area high school Junior and Senior students. The program was founded in 2002 to assist girls by collecting and distributing gently-used formalwear. High school Junior and Senior girls are invited to attend a boutique in the Spring where they shop for a dress and accessories free of charge.

We will be collecting gently used prom dresses, evening bags/clutches, wraps and costume jewelry from Feb 1-28.

For more information, please visit cinderellaaffair.org.

[ Donations Needed ]

Want to drive a new Mercedes??

Feb 2, 2015

We need your help. Annually the Knights drive cars (for charity $$$) in conjunction with the Thunderbird organization for the Waste Management Open. We need drivers to help return these 2015 Mercedes Benz vehicles from specific locations back to the dealership. There are almost 200 cars to move!!!

We will be driving the cars on:
Mon, Feb 2
Tue, Feb 3
Wed, Feb 4

If interested, contact Dennis Sullivan at 480-201-5556 or email at denpsulli@aol.com.

Anyone 18 years or older, with a valid driver's license and a clean driving record can join in on the fun...and you get to drive a 2015 Mercedes Benz!!!

[ Knights of Columbus ]

Men of Faith Spirituality Group

Feb 4, 2015

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15pm in Rooms 5 and 6
Feb 4, 11

For more information, please visit www.men-of-faith.com.

[ Men of Faith ]

Women's Sodality: Rosary & Ice Cream Social

Feb 4, 2015 (6:00p)

Rosary at 6:00pm (Church) followed by an Ice Cream Social and White Elephant event (Parish Center).

[ Women's Sodality ]

Julie Hoy in Concert

Feb 6, 2015 (7:00p)

Come for an evening of inspiration and song!
No charge for admission. A collection will be taken in support of the Church Building Fund.

CDs and books will be available at the concert.

You can contact Julie through her website www.juliehoy.com or write RJAM Music, P.O. Box 18566, Salem, OR 97305.

[ Concert ]

St. Gerard Circle: Spiritual Book Club

Feb 6, 2015 (7:30p)

Send Me Your Guardian Angel: Padre Pio by Fr. Alessio Parente O.F.M. CAP.

[ St. Gerard Circle ]

St. Gerard Circle: Mass of Remembrance and Member Meeting with Julie Hoy

Feb 6, 2015 (9:00a - 11:30a)

Come celebrate the lives of loved ones who have completed their time on Earth and are enjoying eternal life with our Father in Heaven. During Mass, we will read the names of friends and family who have faithfully departed and observe a moment of silence. Please bring a picture or special item to be placed on the altar to represent the loved ones for whom the Mass is intended.

During Mass, Julie Hoy will touch our hearts and souls with beautiful songs dedicated to help us reflect and remember those who have gone before us.

Following Mass we will hold our general monthly meeting and be furthered inspired by Julie Hoy. Julie is an Author, Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller and Humorist visiting Corpus Christi from Portland, Oregon. She will share with us her moving story on how God has called her on a Spiritual Journey to spread His word through song. All Parish mothers are welcome.

[ St. Gerard Circle ]

Right Path Health Screenings

Feb 6, 2015

RightPath Health Screenings will be returning to Corpus Christi Church on Fri, Feb 6.
The screenings available are:

Cardiovascular Screenings  

  • Heart Ultrasound
  • Arial Fibrillation
  • P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
  • Carotid Arteries Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Ultrasound

Abdominal Ultrasound Screenings  

  • Abdominal Aorta
  • Gallbladder
  • Kidneys
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Liver

All 11 screenings: $200
BP, Pulse, and blood oxygen saturation level FREE w/ all screenings
(Comparable screenings in a medical setting would cost $2,000-$3,000 or more.)

Appointments are required. Call: 602-254-7130
Don't miss out. Space is limited! www.cathedralhealthservices.orgscreenings.htm

[ Screening ]

Corpus Christi Baby Bottle Drive

Feb 7, 2015

Bottles distributed Jan 10/11
Return full bottles Feb 7/8

Your support provides:
Free Ultrasounds
Free Pregnancy Tests
Low Cost Women’s Exams
Direct Aid to Mothers
Counseling and Education
and more!

Your sacrificial gift, large or small, can give new life to a child. Life Choices has been providing quality Catholic women’s healthcare in the Diocese since 1986. Thank you for over 500 lives saved from abortion last year!

[ Respect Life ]

Permanent Diaconate Inquiry Evenings

Feb 7, 2015

Sat, Feb 7 at OLPH Glendale, 5614 W. Orangewood, Glendale
9:00am-12:00pm

Tue, Feb 10 at Holy Cross
6:30-9:00pm

Sat, Feb 28 at Immaculate Conception, 700 N. Bill Gray Rd, Cottonwood
9:00am-12:00pm

RSVP to Deacon Al Homiski, Assistant Director of Formation and Recruitment, 602-657-2496, ahomiski@diocesephoenix.org.

For more informatin on the Permanent Diaconate, visit diocesephoenix.org/diaconate-office.php.

[ Around the Diocese ]

Permanent Diaconate Inquiry Evenings

Feb 7, 2015

Interested in becoming a Deacon? Do you feel a call to be a Servant Leader? Are you curious what being a Deacon is all about? The Office of the Diaconate for the Diocese of Phoenix invites you to an Inquiry/Information Session.

Sat, Feb 7 at OLPH Glendale, 5614 W. Orangewood, Glendale
9:00am-12:00pm

Tue, Feb 10 at Holy Cross
6:30-9:00pm

Sat, Feb 28 at Immaculate Conception, 700 N. Bill Gray Rd, Cottonwood
9:00am-12:00pm

Please join us for a me of prayer, discernment and sharing as we explore the call to the Ministry of the Diaconate. Anyone interested in learning more about the ordained ministry of a Permanent Deacon is invited to attend.

RSVP to Deacon Al Homiski, Assistant Director of Formation and Recruitment, 602-657-2496, ahomiski@diocesephoenix.org.

For more informatin on the Permanent Diaconate, visit diocesephoenix.org/diaconate-office.php.

[ Around the Diocese ]

St. Gerard Circle: St. Vincent de Paul “Hearts and Hands” Charity Event

Feb 7, 2015 (9:00a)

[ St. Gerard Circle ]

First Saturday Rosary Hike

Feb 7, 2015

Join other Parishioners for a Rosary Hike on South Mountain on the first Saturday of every month! Fr. Rafael will give a short reflecon along the way and will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Next Hike:   Sat, Feb 7
Begin with 8:15 Mass at Corpus Christi. Finish hike along Warpaint Trailhead by 11:00am

For people of all ages (7-70+). Bring a Rosary, water & a light snack.

For addional information, contact Pete Hofmann, 602-531-7487 or pjh@hofmann84.com.

[ First Saturday ]

Eucharistic Minister Training

Feb 9, 2015

6:00-8:30pm for NEW EM's
7:00-8:30pm for Current EM's

[ Training ]

“The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola” Women’s Retreat

Feb 13, 2015 to Feb 15, 2015

at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, Phoenix

The retreat is based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and is comprised of guided meditations, personal reflection, Mass, opportunities for confession and spiritual direction.

Take some time to step out of your hectic schedule to examine your life, your relationship with God, and your relationship with others! Discover the richness of your faith in an atmosphere of prayer and silence.

For more information, please contact Terri Hofmann at 480-247-6961 or tmh@hofmann84.com.

[ Around the Diocese Retreat ]

Eucharistic Minister Training

Feb 14, 2015

9:30am-12:00pm for NEW EM's 10:30am-12:00pm for Current EM's

[ Training ]

Adoration Social

Feb 15, 2015 (1:30p - 4:00p)

All current Adorers and those interested in being a part of this rewarding ministry are invited to an Adoration Social following the 12:30pm Mass in the Parish Center.

Please join with other Adorers to enjoy some food, faith and fellowship!

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Vicki at veil87@q.com.

[ Adoration ]

St. Gerard Circle: Mom's Night Out

Feb 19, 2015 (6:00p)

at Pita Jungle

[ St. Gerard Circle ]

5th Annual Phoenix Catholic Women's Conference

Feb 21, 2015

"That which is True, Beautiful and Good"

at Xavier College Preparatory, Phoenix

Speakers include: Leah Darrow, Leila Miller and Ruth Ristow
Please join us for a Spirit-filled day!
New this year: Breakout Session for young Catholic ladies ages 16-22 years old!
Vigil Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

Tickets now available!
Cost: Early bird tickets: $50
After Thu, Jan 15: $60
Young Catholic Ladies (16-22): $25

For more information call Roberta at 602-471-1944 or visit pdccw.com.
Hosted by the Phoenix Diocesan Council of Catholic Women

[ Around the Diocese ]

Annual Lenten Parish Mission

Feb 23, 2015 to Feb 26, 2015

Presented by Fr. Jewel Aytona, CPM

Presentation Topics
God, the Father of Mercies
Eucharist—Food for the Journey
Grace & Forgiveness
Our Heavenly Mother
And More!

Morning Presentation
9:00am (after 8:15 am Mass)
Confessions: During and after morning presentations

Evening Sessions
Confessions/Adoration: 6:00pm
Mission Presentation: 7:00pm
Confessions: During and after evening presentations

[ Lent/Easter ]

Women's Sodality: Rosary & Bake & Craft Sale

Mar 4, 2015 (6:00p)

Rosary at 6:00pm (Church) followed by a Bake & Craft Sale (Parish Center).

[ Women's Sodality ]

Women's Sodality: Mom & Daughter Tea

Apr 18, 2015 (11:00a - 2:00p)

at the Four Points by Sheraton

Great music & gifts. Dress up with hats & gloves. Surprises for the daughters! Get a table of friends together and join us for a great time!

[ Women's Sodality ]